“COVID Reminders” and How They Can Bring Up Some Big Emotions

If you're wondering why you have waves where you suddenly feel bowled over by big emotions, "COVID reminders" might be part of the reason for the sudden shift. Think of COVID reminders like triggers. They're anything that reminds you that you're living in a pandemic. They can be subtle or [...]

Some of the Ways COVID Makes Life Feel Contradictory

For many of us living in Victoria, particularly Melbourne, reality right now is messy and confusing. Here are just some of the ways that life might feel contradictory during COVID: We’re all in this together (which is comforting) AND our experience of this is different (which can leave us feeling [...]

Now is the Time for Connection Not Perfection

Usually when we’re wading our way through something so draining and life changing, there’s someone we can turn to for a pep talk, a vent or a big cry. What’s tricky though is that at least some of your support network is also likely to be experiencing the same struggles [...]

Why Less is More When Life Feels Like a Lot

Life feels like a lot right now. That's because most of us are operating in survival mode. We're working our butts off just to meet our basic needs. Figuring out what to cook for dinner, trying to push yourself out the door for some fresh air and exercise, wrangling kids, [...]

It’s Not Me, it’s You: Couples, COVID and Coping in Survival Mode

It’s not me, it’s you. It’s not you, it’s me. Are there parts of your partner that really get on your nerves? Ways that they behave or personality traits that you just can’t stand? When this happens be curious about whether you are actually “seeing” a part of yourself in [...]

Coronavirus: When to Seek Professional Help for Your Mental Health 

Coronavirus: When to Seek Professional Help for Your Mental Health  Coronavirus has dumped us all into a new and harsh reality. Our lives have changed dramatically and quickly, and we have no certainty about when things will return to normal. Collectively we’re processing an unbelievable amount of change and loss [...]

Self-Help Resources for Coronavirus – COVID-19

The coronavirus crisis is creating uncertain and challenging times for us all. Now more than ever we need to look after our mental health. We’ve got plenty of evidence-based, practical resources to help you through. Free Meditation Sessions For most of March, April and May we held free weekly mindfulness [...]

How Getting Back to Basics Will Help You Through COVID-19

How Getting Back to Basics Will Help You Through COVID-19 Self-care is something we're passionate about here at Inner Melbourne Clinical Psychology, not just for our clients, but for us as psychologists too. We believe self-care is the foundation of good mental health and healthy relationships - now more than [...]

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